[Skip to Navigation]
April 1967

Diabetes Mellitus and the Eye: I. Changes in the Anterior Segment

Author Affiliations

Iowa City; Beirut, Lebanon
From the Department of Ophthalmology and University Hospitals, University of Iowa, Iowa City, and the Department of Ophthalmology, American University Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(4):485-492. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020487011

Diabetics were found to differ significantly from nondiabetic control groups with respect to the frequency of certain findings in the anterior segment demonstrated by slit lamp examination and gonioscopy. These included a greater frequency of conjunctival microaneurysms; of pigment deposition on the posterior surface of the cornea, on the anterior surface of the iris and trabecular meshwork; and of ectropion uveae. The relationship to age of onset and duration of diabetes, as well as the possible predictive value of these findings, are discussed.

Add or change institution